Banyan Tree Lang Co in Cu Du is a 5-star resort within the region of Lang Co Beach and Bach Ma National Park, in Hue, Vietnam. Our concierge in the spotlight this week, Lai, has been with the hotel for six years and was born in Hue. How do we get the most out of Hue? We asked Lai and this is how he answered…
Where do you take your own guests when they visit?
I take them to the local beach, the local restaurant, the green rice fields by boat.
It’s a rainy day but we want to explore, what we should do?
All of the sightseeing spots here have cover. There is no problem with the weather here.
What’s your recommendations for night-time entertainment?
Most of restaurants and bars in the nearby cities will open until midnight. Enjoy the dragon boat on the river. It’s also very nice.
What key phrases should visitors learn?
- Xin Chao! – Hello!
- Bạn khỏe không? – How are you?
- Làm thế nào để đi đến … – How can I get to …?
- Tôi cần giúp đỡ. – I need your help.
- Cam on! – Thank you!
Where’s the best spot for shopping and what’s the best souvenir?
Đông Ba marketin Hue city, Cồn market in Da Nang city. A conical hat, Ao Dai [the Vietnamese national garment, a tight-fitting silk garment worn by both sexes but now most commonly worn by women], handmade souvenirs, and handicrafts.
What can we do with the kids?
Kids park in Hue or Asia Park in Da Nang. Join ‘English Is Fun’ program with local children. And the Hotel’s Kid Club provides variety of activities
What’s the best kept secret or your favourite hidden treasure?
They are my secrets.
What’s the best way to get to the airport?
Private Hotel cars. The hotel’s complimentary shuttles. Taxi.
Is there a better time of the year to visit?
February – November.
And, anything else we should know when visiting?
Learn about Vietnamese etiquette and cultures:
- Don’t touch anyone on the head;
- Don’t point your feet toward an altar;
- Give something to someone older than you by both hands;
- If you visit a local house, don’t wear shoes inside the house unless the house owner allows it.
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